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  • Why Putin Worries About Poland, But Not Obama

    05/16/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies
    As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless. Let’s go back to 2009, in the heady days when President Obama was sworn in and his advisers were eager to hit “the reset button” with Russia. The “reset button” was self-congratulation masquerading as a bold new idea. Just because the occupants of the White House had changed, didn’t mean Russia’s long-term interests had. The “reset button” mentality assumed that personalities, not interests, drive nations. Still, Vladimir Putin was shrewd enough to spot a naïf at the poker table and upped the...
  • Boehner starts second speaker term vowing end to one-on-one meetings with Obama

    01/03/2013 4:40:03 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | Fox News
    John Boehner's first order of business in his second term as speaker is no more one-on-one meetings with President Obama. An aide to the speaker, who won re-election to the leadership post Thursday afternoon, confirmed to Fox News that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president. Boehner and Obama over the past two years have made two unsuccessful attempts at striking a "grand bargain" deficit-reduction deal. The last set of talks, in the context of crafting a bill to avert the fiscal crisis, ended with Boehner exiting the negotiations and pushing a failed "Plan B" and then being...
  • Gun seller: 'I can't do it anymore'

    12/30/2012 4:15:30 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 149 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12-17-2012 | Chris Trenkmann
    SEMINOLE, Fla. - As a pawn shop owner, Frank James was always a big believer in gun rights and the second amendment. After all, it was his bread and butter business. But after what he saw in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, he's had a change of heart. "I basically broke into tears and looked up on the wall, seeing the types of firearms I am selling," James said. At the Loan Star Pawn store in Seminole, a glass display case that once housed several Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles is now empty. The glass counters normally filled with handguns has been...
  • Obama: "Hear It In My Voice ... I Am Frustrated"

    08/11/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 65 replies
    video at link Obama on credit downgrade from Standard & Poor's: "It happened because Washington does not have the capacity to come together and get things done. It was a self-inflicted wound. That is why people are frustrated. Maybe you can hear it in my voice. That is why I am frustrated. Because you deserve better."
  • Presidential Failure

    08/08/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 8, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: If the president meant to calm the markets on Monday, he failed utterly — and no wonder. All he did was make it clear he's completely out of ideas on how to get the economy moving again. After his televised remarks, the Dow industrial average continued to fall, finishing 5.5% lower. The Nasdaq plummeted 6.9%. Why should it have been any different? In his brief statement, the only thing President Obama demonstrated was a cluelessness about the country's current mess — of which the debt downgrade is just the latest example — and an even weaker grasp on how...
  • Obama walks abruptly out of 'tense' White House debt meeting, Cantor says

    07/13/2011 10:06:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 79 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7-13-11 | NEWSCORE
    The fourth consecutive day of debt meetings between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties ceased abruptly with Obama walking out of Wednesday's talks, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said. Cantor told FOX News Channel that the approximately two-hour meeting at the White House Wednesday "ended with president abruptly walking out of the meeting." He said Obama shoved back from the desk and said "we'll see you tomorrow." "We are very far apart right now," Cantor told FOX, adding, "The progress we made seems to have been erased now." "He [Obama] became very agitated. Said 'Ronald Reagan...
  • Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling

    03/23/2011 6:08:49 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/2011 | Dana Milbank
    After two years of being called a tyrant and a dictator, President Obama returns to Washington from a five-day overseas trip to find that he has become a weakling. Would-be opponents such as Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin had been trying out this somewhat contradictory line of attack for more than a month, as Obama gave mixed signals about events in Egypt and Libya. But the “weak leader” charge gained traction over the weekend, as Obama chose to launch the attack on Gaddafi’s forces while on an excellent adventure in South America with his family. At about the...
  • Obama to speak of 'Sputnik moment' in State of the Union (Link to excerpts of speech)

    01/25/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    The U.S. is facing a "Sputnik moment" in which it must embrace investments in research and education, President Obama will say at his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama, in excerpts of his speech released Tuesday evening, hearkened back to the Sputnik era, when the Russian satellite's 1957 launch set off the "space race" and a decade of intense technological development. "Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we’d beat them to the moon. The science wasn’t there yet. NASA didn’t...
  • Obama’s Silence On 5 Americans Murdered in Mexico Becomes Deafening

    11/05/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    The first family, along with an entourage of 3000, head for India on Friday. The traveler-in-chief leaves the United States with no statement on the bloodbath that took place this past week in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, roughly two miles from El Paso and 5 minutes by car from the center of the Texas city. Last May, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, visited Mr. Obama at the White House. The two stood united against Arizona’s audacious attempt to protect its borders and save American lives. The Department Of Justice led by Eric Holder sued the state in July claiming...
  • Our Classy President Tries to Pretend He’s All That

    06/08/2010 9:51:20 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 22 replies · 123+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 6/8/2010 | Sal
    Yesterday, Obama attempted to be hip and cool and tried to show some emotional investment in the BP oil crisis that is rapidly becoming Obama’s Katrina by showing BP that he meant business: I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have...
  • Obama Flashback 2008: I Ran a Big Campaign So I Can Handle a Gulf Disaster

    06/07/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 33+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 7, 2010
    No wonder he’s talking about kicking butts, he wants to deflect attention away from his own impotence. And he probably doesn’t want anyone reminding him of this boneheaded statement from 2008. Thanks to Byron York for bringing it to our attention. On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf. The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that? Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his...
  • Obama Addressing High School Graduates With Teleprompters

    06/07/2010 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 34 replies · 101+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2010 | RCP Staff
    President Obama uses teleprompters while giving the commencement address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan.
  • Obama to Visit Gulf Again 'Soon'; Discussing Delaying Trip to Indonesia Again

    06/03/2010 5:49:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 389+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    The White House has shown disdain for what officials call the "theatrics" the punditocracy is demanding of the president -- more emoting, more visits to the Gulf, fewer administration spokespeople. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told ABC News: "If the president thought that yelling at the top of his lungs would solve this crisis, he would stand on top of the White House and do that. But he believes this crisis will be solved by plugging the hole and responding to the damage done, not by method acting." And what of the myriad ceremonial events President Obama has hosted...
  • US 'strongly condemns' N.Korea over ship's sinking

    05/20/2010 12:08:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies · 944+ views
    AFP ^ | May 20 2010 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama has expressed his "deep sympathy" to South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and the Korean people for the 46 sailors who lost their lives aboard the warship, Gibbs said. "The United States strongly condemns the act of aggression that led to their deaths," he added.
  • Obama's view of Cameron: a lightweight, claims magazine

    05/06/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 05/06/10
    According to tomorrow's New Statesman, Barack Obama was unimpressed by his encounter with David Cameron earlier this year and commented: "What a lightweight!" According to James Macintyre's report, Cameron's attempt to stress his pro-American and Eurosceptic credentials did not meet with Obama's approval. According to Macintyre's diplomatic sources, the Democratic candidate was "distinctly unimpressed" and labelled Cameron a lightweight. Macintyre notes that 48 hours earlier Obama had delivered a speech in Berlin stressing "the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future". Following the meeting with Cameron, Obama apparently asked officials for more information on Tory Euroscepticism. Macintyre...
  • bin Laden Associate: al-Qaida Expected Weak ‘Bill Clinton’ Response to 911

    04/30/2010 10:41:28 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,549+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 4-26-10 | Bob Ellis
    Noman Benotman, leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and associate of Osama bin Laden, says bin Laden had no idea the United States would launch an all-out war against terrorism when they planned the 911 attacks. WTOP quotes Benotman as saying “What happened after the 11th of September was beyond their imagination, ” says Benotman, who adds that al-Qaida thought the U.S. was a “paper tiger.” bin Laden thought President George W. Bush would do the same thing Bill Clinton did in retaliation for terrorist attacks: launch a few cruise missiles at some camels and quickly forget the attack...
  • JAPAN TV AIRS OBAMA "BOW" TO RED CHINA PRESIDENT (Footage); JAPAN CALLED "THE LOSER" IN D.C. (CLIP)

    04/14/2010 6:46:32 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 83 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yomiuri TV News (NNN) Original In Japanese ^ | 15 April 2010 | AmericanInTokyo
    Brilliant, Pres. Obama. Simply brilliant. Way to go to fortify relations with our reliable allies in the region, particularly with a key lynchpin like JAPAN.The upshot in the original Japanese was that Japan was snubbed in D.C. for an individual "summit meeting" with Obama, while Obama on the other hand kowtowed and gave the Red Chinese the red carpet (literally) treatment.Note, no "kowtow" to Prime Minister Hatoyama (Japan) that there was to Red Chinese President Hu Jin Tao. This I assure you was not lost on Tokyo (nor Beijing, Seoul, Pyongyang, Taipei, Moscow, Teheran, Damascus, Tel Aviv etc for that...
  • Is China's Politburo spoiling for a showdown with America?

    03/15/2010 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 726+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/15/2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The long-simmering clash between the world's two great powers is coming to a head, with dangerous implications for the international system. China has succumbed to hubris. It has mistaken the soft diplomacy of Barack Obama for weakness, mistaken the US credit crisis for decline, and mistaken its own mercantilist bubble for ascendancy. There are echoes of Anglo-German spats before the First World War, when Wilhelmine Berlin so badly misjudged the strategic balance of power and over-played its hand. Within a month the US Treasury must rule whether China is a "currency manipulator", triggering sanctions under US law. This has been...
  • Biden seeks test ban and end to all U.S. nukes

    02/19/2010 12:22:06 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 34 replies · 1,048+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 19, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration will move ahead with Senate ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests that was voted down by Republicans more than a decade ago, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said Thursday. In a speech setting out the administration's arms-control agenda, Mr. Biden also said the United States will continue to pursue President Obama's call for the elimination of all U.S. nuclear arms, but defended spending $7 billion in the coming year to repair an aging arsenal.
  • Why Cheney attacks

    02/13/2010 1:40:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1,322+ views
    Why Cheney attacks By: Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei February 13, 2010 03:09 PM EST Former Vice President Cheney will appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, and it’s a safe bet what he will say: President Barack Obama projects weakness to terrorists and puts American lives at risk. It’s the kind of brutal charge — nuance-free and politically explosive — that has become a Cheney specialty since he left office 13 months ago. Cheney’s broadsides on Afghanistan policy, detention and surveillance policies, and Obama’s general philosophy about the U.S. role in a dangerous world inevitably dominate the news. No...
  • Obama won't stop bowing!

    02/01/2010 9:54:27 AM PST · by Christus_Rex · 23 replies · 844+ views
    AP Photo pool ^ | Thu Jan 28, 5:00 PM ET | Edmund Fountain
    U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla.
  • Hillary Goes Weak-Kneed on Iran Sanctions

    01/16/2010 4:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 447+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2010 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    A squishy, misguided, weak-kneed liberalism has emerged in Hillary Clinton's comments about the kind of sanctions that would work best in halting Iran's nuclear program. Rather than take the one step that would really be effective -- cutting off the flow of refined gasoline to Iran -- she instead insists that we need to target the Iranian leadership with sanctions. Her husband wisely rejected the same kind of advice in deciding on the sanctions to impose on Serbia during the Bosnia war, opting for broad-based economic sanctions to deter aggression. The sanctions were incredibly effective, and the mere threat of...
  • President Obama’s allies try to shield him from a potential climate catastrophe

    12/18/2009 11:12:53 AM PST · by kingattax · 24 replies · 1,159+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/17/09 | GLENN THRUSH & LOUISE ROUG
    COPENHAGEN — As President Barack Obama jetted off to save the climate talks Thursday night, his allies at home and overseas were engaged in another rescue mission of sorts: guarding his prestige from taking a hit if the talks flop. Obama’s aides have spent weeks tamping down expectations that he can be the decisive factor at COP-15, going so far as to schedule his visit during the doldrums of the conference’s first week until a backlash forced them to reschedule him for an appearance at Friday’s finale. On Thursday night, senior administration officials touted the day’s modest progress after Secretary...
  • Dick Cheney slams President Obama for projecting ‘weakness’

    11/30/2009 10:49:24 PM PST · by STARWISE · 74 replies · 2,754+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-1-09 | Mike Allen, Jim Vandehei
    On the eve of the unveiling of the nation’s new Afghanistan policy, former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed President Barack Obama for projecting “weakness” to adversaries and warned that more workaday Afghans will side with the Taliban if they think the United States is heading for the exits. In a 90-minute interview at his suburban Washington house, Cheney said the president’s “agonizing” about Afghanistan strategy “has consequences for your forces in the field.” “I begin to get nervous when I see the commander in chief making decisions apparently for what I would describe as small ‘p’ political reasons, where he’s...
  • President Obama Does Not See 9/11 as an Act of War

    11/15/2009 5:58:43 PM PST · by energylover · 41 replies · 2,020+ views
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/15/2009 | 4YourCountry
    Attorney General Holder has announced that he intends to bring the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial in Federal Court in New York City. AG Holder made this decision in part becasue he believes the 9/11 attacks were primarily against citizens, and therefore should be held in a federal court. 9/11 was an act of war by a non state actor, typically defined as terrorism. The purpose of the attack was not to kill American citizens. The attack was designed to weaken the United States ability to respond to the longer term efforts efforts by Osama bin Laden and...
  • Japan expert to ABC : Yes, Obama’s bow made him look like an idiot

    11/15/2009 5:13:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 198 replies · 7,894+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tapper’s source, at least one Japanese paper isn’t running the photo out of embarrassment. This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident. The good news for O-bots? It wasn’t unprecedented. Nixon evidently made a modest bow to Hirohito in the early 70s. The bad news? “Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel. “Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first...
  • BRITISH Paper Labels Obama "The Groveler in Chief"

    11/15/2009 4:34:54 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 1,647+ views
    UK Daily Mail/The Lid ^ | 11/15/09 | The Lid
    One of President Obama's major campaign promises was to improve the United States reputation abroad. I wonder if he meant that he was going to make America the butt of the World's Jokes. Yesterday the POTUS had another Protocol faux pas by bowing down to Japanese Emperor Akihito, the second time he bowed down to a world leader (King Fahd of Saudi Arabia was the first). By subordinating himself to other world leaders the President has damaged the prestige of the office he holds and of the country. The press in other countries are now running stories with headlines calling...
  • [ O-Bow-Mao's ] botched bow

    11/14/2009 12:31:48 PM PST · by libh8er · 28 replies · 1,756+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11.14.09 | Thomas Lifson
    Bad enough that Obama bowed down to another head of state yesterday. Even worse that he did not bother to learn how one bows in Japan, and just winged it. I agree with Scott Johnson, Steve Gilbert, Andrew Malcom, and many others that the President of the United States should not be bowing before any head of state. But unlike these astute observers, I actually know a little something about the art of the bow in Japan, having lived in Japan four different times on a resident visa, taught East Asian Studies at Harvard, and counseled many hundreds of American,...
  • Captions Needed: Obama Bows to Japanese Emperor Akihito

    11/14/2009 5:30:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies · 1,446+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 11/14/09 | Japan Today
  • Maddow Complains Labeling Hasan 'Terrorist' Would 'Paint the Democrats as Soft on Terror'

    11/13/2009 9:03:40 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 555+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 13, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's one thing to avoid the "terrorist" label when reporting on Ft. Hood suspect Major Nidal Hasan. It's quite another to say that those who do use it are making a political calculation to "paint the Democrats as soft terror." Yet that's what MSNBC's Rachel Maddow insisted on her Nov. 11 broadcast. Maddow launched into a minute-and-a-half soliloquy on why it is bad for the Democratic Party when commentators label Hasan a "terrorist." She even attempted to make the case on Hasan's behalf against a terrorism label. Who needs a legal team when you have friends like Maddow and Chris...
  • A Weak American President

    11/12/2009 4:21:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies · 732+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06.23.09 | Anne Bayefsky
    President Obama has staked his reputation on being a human rights guru to people around the world. But his remarks at Tuesday's news conference and behavior since taking office have instead exposed a different persona--that of human rights charlatan. On June 15, three days after the phony Iranian elections and the same day that seven Iranian demonstrators were murdered, Obama's UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, made a speech in Vienna promoting the Saint Obama vision: "The responsibility to protect is a duty that I feel deeply. … We must prepare for the likelihood that we will again face the worst impulses...
  • LATEST:US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan

    10/26/2009 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies · 5,418+ views
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | October 26, 2009
    BBC LATEST: Headline Only US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan
  • Mark Steyn: Obama a tough guy, at least with Fox News

    10/23/2009 6:29:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 2,494+ views
    OC Register ^ | 10/23/09 | Mark Steyn
    Benjamin Disraeli's most famous advice to aspiring politicians was: "Never complain and never explain." For the greatest orator of our time, a man who makes Churchill, Lincoln and Henry V at Agincourt look like first-round rejects on "Orating With The Stars," Barack Obama seems to have pretty much given up on the explaining side. He tried it with health care with speech after speech after exclusive interview for months on end, and the more he explained the more unpopular the whole racket got. So he declared that the time for explaining is over, and it's time to sign on or...
  • WHY LIBERALS ARE INCAPABLE OF DEFENDING AMERICA

    10/21/2009 5:23:48 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 10 replies · 698+ views
    AtlasShrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | October 14, 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    WHY LIBERALS ARE INCAPABLE OF DEFENDING AMERICA Behind The Lines By Dr. Jack Wheeler Friday, October 14, 2005 [This is the text of a speech I gave yesterday, October 16, at the Accuracy in Media luncheon in Washington DC. It was taped by C-Span and will be nationally broadcast at various times over the C-Span network – check www.c-span.org for schedules. Video/DVD copies of the speech may be ordered via the C-Span website. I began the speech by holding up an actual shrunken head.] I’d like to show you a concrete example of why liberals cannot defend their country. This...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Says Obama "Indecisiveness" is "Emboldening Our Enemies" - Video 10/18/09

    10/18/2009 3:29:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Texas Sen. John Cornyn today on Face the Nation where he said President Obama's "deliberation" in making a decision on whether to give Gen. Stanley McChrystal the troops he needs to win in Afghanistan is now looking like "indecisiveness," and is "emboldening our enemies." He also said it causes our allies to "question our resolve." “Deliberation is a good thing when it comes to fighting wars, but we’ve been at war for eight years in Afghanistan following 9/11… At some point deliberation begins to look more like indecisiveness, which then becomes a way of emboldening our...
  • The Danger of Obama's Dithering

    10/18/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 848+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 18th 2009
    The Danger of Obama's Dithering His foreign policy brings to mind Jimmy Carter, or perhaps Ethelred the Unready. By John R. Bolton October 18, 2009 Weakness in American foreign policy in one region often invites challenges elsewhere, because our adversaries carefully follow diminished American resolve. Similarly, presidential indecisiveness, whether because of uncertainty or internal political struggles, signals that the United States may not respond to international challenges in clear and coherent ways. Taken together, weakness and indecisiveness have proved historically to be a toxic combination for America's global interests. That is exactly the combination we now see under President Obama....
  • Obama Bows Again: The president snubs the Dalai Lama to appease China

    10/05/2009 9:14:40 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 46 replies · 2,517+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2009 | Editorial
    The last time the Dalai Lama visited Washington, President George W. Bush presented the exiled Tibetan leader with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Now the Dalai Lama cannot even get a private meeting with President Obama. The only winner in this rebuff is communist China.
  • The Limits of Reinvention

    10/01/2009 10:13:54 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 6 replies · 556+ views
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2009 | Dennis Boyles
    It’s like the heady days of Paris, 2005. This week, the French ruling clique is having a go at America, pouring vintage disdain on American puissance — and finding that power woefully misapplied. This was all supposed to change under Pres. Barack Obama, the first U.S. president in history to take a global lap just to say he’s sorry for his country’s behavior. His plan was to reinvent America’s image in the world. He became an overnight sensation in Paris, delighting les médiacrates with his easy dismissal of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni. Months later,...
  • Even the French think Barack Obama is weak

    09/29/2009 11:30:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 2,131+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 29, 2009 | Niles Gardiner
    It is shameful when the White House is accused of betrayal by close allies in eastern and central Europe, but utterly humiliating when even the Elysee Palace thinks the United States has been transformed from a lion to a lamb in the face of mounting global threats. As The Wall Street Journal reported this morning, French president Nicolas Sarkozy was less than impressed with Barack Obama’s performance last week in the face of the Iranian nuclear crisis. According to the paper, Washington urged Paris to delete key sections of Sarkozy’s UN speech that were critical of Iran and supposedly threatened...
  • President Surrender Monkey’s cunning plan

    09/27/2009 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,923+ views
    Timesonline.UK ^ | 9/27/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    The right is calling Obama weak, but his wily foreign policy is paying off The spluttering of the American right — and some European conservatives — over Barack Obama’s foreign policy reached a new level of vituperation last week. “Is Obama naive?” pondered Michael Ledeen at National Review. “I don’t think so. I think that he rather likes tyrants and dislikes America.” Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation wrote in The Daily Telegraph: “[Obama’s] appeasement of Iran, his bullying of Israel, his surrender to Moscow, his call for a nuclear-free world ... have all won him plaudits in the large...
  • Nuclear Kumbaya

    09/25/2009 5:00:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 447+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    WMD: "We must stop the spread of nuclear weapons," the president implored the U.N. Almost on cue, Iran announced its second nuclear plant and Brazil talked up its own bomb. U.S. weakness gets noticed. President Obama delivered numerous applause lines before the United Nations last week, like this one regarding nuclear proliferation: "Those nations that refuse to live up to their obligations must face consequences." But what consequences? Only the most crippling of sanctions, like a concerted oil export and gasoline import embargo, would constitute real punishment for Iran, for instance. And we're nowhere near getting that to happen. Which...
  • An Enfeebled Obama (Caroline Glick On How A Weak Obama Benefits Israel And The World Alert)

    09/25/2009 1:04:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 1,148+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 09/25/2009 | Caroline Glick
    If Zbigniew Brzezinski had his way, the US would go to war against Israel to defend Iran's nuclear installations. In an interview with the Daily Beast Web site last weekend, the man who served as former US president Jimmy Carter's national security adviser said, "They [IAF fighter jets] have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? We have to be serious about denying them that right. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not." Brzezinski has long distinguished himself as...
  • Why everyone is saying no to Obama

    09/21/2009 4:32:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,122+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-21-09 | AMIR MIZROCH
    Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no. The Saudis twice said no to his request for normalization gestures towards Israel (at Barack Obama's meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, and in Washington at meetings with Hillary Clinton). Who says no to the American president twice? What must they think of Obama in the desert kingdom? The North Koreans said no to repeated attempts at talks, by test-launching long-range missiles in April; Russia and China keep on saying no to tougher sanctions...
  • Peace Through Strength No More – Obama To Slash Nuclear Inventory

    09/21/2009 5:05:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies · 940+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | September 21, 2009 | Steve McCough
    To ensure everyone likes the USA, President Obama’s approach is to set an example – for Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nuclear states – by cutting our own nuke arsenal and denying missile defense systems for Poland and the Czech Republic. There will be no peace without strength.
  • 'Is He Weak?'

    08/24/2009 7:47:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 1,625+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jim Hoagland
    <p>Shortly after the Group of 20 summit concluded in London in April, Nicolas Sarkozy blurted out to a small group of advisers a question that weighed on him as he watched President Obama glad-hand his way through the gathering: "Est-il faible?" (Is he weak?) Sarkozy did not answer his own blunt query...</p>
  • Lockerbie Victim's Mom Calls Obama Response 'Soft'

    08/21/2009 8:10:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 1,073+ views
    Lockerbie Victim's Mom Calls Obama Response 'Soft' Susan Cohen 'Furious & Sick' Over Bomber's Release In Scotland CBS News Interactive: Pan Am Flight 103 The mother of a young woman killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 was blunt in her anger over seeing the mastermind of the attack return home to cheering crowds. "I was furious and I was sick," Susan Cohen, whose daughter Theodora, then 20, died on the flight. Cohen reserved some of her anger toward the Obama administration as well. Thursday, President Obama called the release of Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi...
  • U.S. no longer at war with 'terrorism'

    08/08/2009 2:54:44 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 38 replies · 1,584+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jon Ward
    It's official. The United States is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" nor locked in a "global war." President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official on Thursday declared as unacceptable the terms crafted by the George W. Bush administration.
  • Obama's Girly Pitch - The greater significance

    07/16/2009 11:49:02 AM PDT · by EtheWise · 29 replies · 1,337+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | 7/16/2009 | The Hairy Beast
    Yes there is political significance of a girly pitch
  • Confirmed: Obama’s “mom jeans” now officially a national news story

    07/15/2009 7:16:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 246 replies · 9,466+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 15, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    In which CNN totally redeems itself for the other mom-themed political video they foisted on us today. Watch closely here and you’ll see the tweet that was sent to me last night — and which I linked in our post about The One throwing out the first pitch — flash by for a second or two. Good lord: Did Hot Air launch the Obama “mom jeans” meme? Behold my proudest moment as a blogger, my friends.
  • Obama's first "pitch" wasn't even close

    07/16/2009 12:30:53 AM PDT · by y2gordo · 47 replies · 2,212+ views
    There is a center field camera angle of Obama's ceremonial first pitch about 28 seconds into the video.